Basic Chess Openings for Kids
Play like a Winner from Move One
by Charles Hertan
Publisher: New In Chess, 2015
Edition: Paperback medium
Traditional chess opening books concentrate on the variations in different openings. Charles Hertan believes that for beginners and advanced beginners memorizing moves is not only boring but also a waste of time.
Hertan’s approach is different. He helps kids to develop a solid understanding of the fundamental opening ideas and principles. What are the properties of each chess piece, and how can they be mobilized effectively to work together and get a strong position on the board?
In his trademark humorous and kid-friendly way, Hertan teaches what you should actually be trying to achieve at the start of a game. Kids will love learning how to avoid The Five Most Common Opening Mistakes.